Coming from a River Forest family of six boys, the Dooley Brothers have been singing and playing together all of their lives. Over the years they have developed a range of incredibly diverse styles of music influenced by Benny Goodman and the Mills Brothers, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Coasters, the Kingston Trio, topped off with a wealth of Irish music.
At the beginning of the 90s, the Dooleys released Glad Magic, a collection of original songs, and also a variety of folk and calypso that they were performing in clubs. In the later 90s, brother Bill re-joined the band. They continued performing in concerts and clubs mostly in the Midwest. Their most recent album, Black Sunshine, features a delicious blend of traditional Irish, classic 50s rock, folk and original tunes.
Today the Dooley Brothers are still singing, and working on many new projects. The Dooley Brothers are Bill, Mike and Jim. The band performs at Irish Fest on Sunday, July 9 at 12PM.